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Re: Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 24 Hours

by ww (Archbishop)
on Dec 20, 2008 at 16:50 UTC ( #731785=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 24 Hours

Counter Review:

This may not apply to the edition you're reviewing, but the then-current edition of about 5-8 years ago was shot full of errors-not-corrected -- even in the on-line Errata -- and, as I subsequently learned here, was likewise shot full of examples that could have been culled from a (hypothetical) "Worst Practices" text.

Ultimately, I consigned the book to the local recycler (despite the fact that that act that offends my long-held notion that words-on-paper are nearly sacred) lest I or anyone else be led down its garden paths.

Turns out I was wrong to do so, as had I archived it, I could have cited some of the more egregious content, here.

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Re^2: Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 24 Hours
by matze77 (Friar) on Dec 20, 2008 at 16:59 UTC

    I found no errors so far, i did test most of the sample code by myself and all ran without errors, i have seen this on some reviews too (complaining about many errors).
    But since amazon "moves" reviews from early editions to the latest edition one could only guess depending on the age of the review ...
    If there are any significant amount of errors later in the book i will change my review and mention ...

    Thanks in Advance MH

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